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On the occasion of the 7th Conference of States Parties to the CRPD

DPI Arab Region

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Permanent Mission of the Arab Republic of Egypt to the United Nations

Permanent Mission of Tunisia to the United Nations

With the participation of Permanent Mission of Lebanon to the United Nations and Permanent Observer for the League of Arab States to the United Nations

Cordially invite you to attend

Side Event:

The Arab World, a New Vision toward Partnership on Disability and Development: Opportunities and Challenges

Thursday June 12, 2014 from 11.45 am to 1.00 pm

Conference Room 5, North Lawn Building

In the light of the current and ongoing discussion on the post-2015 development goals, this event will be an out breaking step to bring voices from Arab DPOs to the UN. It will present an opportunity for launching a serious dialogue between Arab DPOs and UN Agencies as well as International development organizations to promote inclusion of the Arab Disabled community.

The event is facilitated by Mr. Shuaib Chalklen, the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability and Mrs. Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo ,USAID’s Coordinator for Disability and Inclusive Development.

Programme

Welcome remarks:

Mr. Javed Abidi, the Chairperson of Disabled People's International (DPI)

Ms. Sylvana Lakkis,Chairperson of DPI Arab Region and the President of the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU)

Speakers:

Ms. Sylvana Lakkis,Chairperson of DPI Arab Region and the President of the Lebanese Physical Handicapped Union (LPHU)

Mr. Ahmed Berkia, the General Secretary of DPI Arab Region and the President of the Moroccan Coalition on Disabilities and rights

Mr.Mohammed Ali Loutfy, Coordinator of Advisory Board at DPI Arab Region

Ms. Alexandra Heinsjo Jackson, Associate Social Affairs Officer Social Development Division, ESCWA

Mrs. Akiko Ito, Chief Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)

Mr. Osama Abdelkhalek, Deputy Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations

Please RSVP by Monday 9 June to Jana Hussein, DPI Arab Region

at arabregion.dpi@gmail.com

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Source: DPI Arab Region
When: 09/6/2014

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